This and That. Normal first time bloom and Giants.
First, the normal first time blooming flower, Cobweb Houseleek, Spider Web Hens and Chicks, Sempervivum arachnoideum. We bought this last summer, stuck it in the ground and voila, flowers this spring. We have a dry tough spot to grow plants, right under the mailbox so we thought a succulent might fit the bill and it has. I didn't expect to see flowers so this is a treat.
On with the GIANTS!
We have two Jack in the pulpits, Arisaema triphyllum, blooming now and they are huge in comparison with the other ones that bloomed earlier this spring. As you can see in the pictures both top 3 feet. The maroon plant is larger. One source says that A. triphyllum grow to 30-65 cm which is approximately 2' 2" tall. I guess our plants should have giganteum added to the Latin name.
Last year my newly planted Thalictrum rochebrunianum grew to 3' tall with a wonderful spray of pink flowers. This year it is at 8'- 2" and still growing! 4-6 feet tall is the information given on several websites. It must really like where it's growing but I wish it would have topped out at 3-4 feet so we would at least have a chance to glimpse the attractive flowers.
If you look closely you can see the 3 feet yardstick next to the plant.
You can see the tip of the yard stick at the bottom of the photo.
Who knows, next year, taller than the Douglas firs in the background?